Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
The LG G2 is a bit of a controversial smartphone, at least here under the Pocketnow roof.
Our initial review score was perceived to be a bit lower than many of you thought it should be, and in an unprecedented move, Michael Fisher updated his review to accommodate commenters’ valid points. The G2 went from a 7.7 out of 10 to an 8.4 – and that’s not something we took lightly.
Jaime then spent two weeks with the G2 to provide a review rebuttal. Turned out, he really liked it. A lot. And the Verizon G2 I received and was supposed to review was defective, so I sent it back and we moved on to the next device.
The question now is, how has the G2 held up? It was such a strong entry from LG in September. but what about now, especially that the HTC One M8 is available, and the Galaxy S 5 is just around the corner? Well, that’s what we answer in the LG G2 review update, or episode 31 of After The Buzz.